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Jerk Catfish Recipe

Jerk Catfish Recipe

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How To Make Jerk Catfish

Jerk catfish is inspired by the Jamaican combination of spices. In this recipe, the fish is broiled until golden brown outside and tender and flaky inside.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 1cuponion,chopped
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 1tbspsesame seeds
  • 2tspbrown sugar
  • tspground allspice
  • tspdried thyme
  • ½tspnutmeg,grated
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ¼tspcayenne
  • tbspcooking oil
  • ½tspvinegar
  • 2lbcatfish fillets


  1. In a blender, puree the onion, garlic, and sesame seeds with the brown sugar, allspice, thyme, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of the salt, the black pepper, cayenne, oil, and vinegar.

  2. Heat the broiler.

  3. Lightly oil a broiler pan or baking sheet.

  4. Sprinkle both sides of the catfish fillets with the remaining salt and put them on the prepared baking sheet, skinned-side down.

  5. Spread the spice mixture over the fish in an even layer.

  6. Broil the fish, about 6 inches from the heat if possible, until well-browned and just done. This will take about 5 minutes for ¾-inch-thick fillets


  • Calories: 388.23kcal
  • Fat: 23.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.53g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.05g
  • Fiber: 1.39g
  • Sugar: 3.19g
  • Protein: 35.56g
  • Cholesterol: 124.74mg
  • Sodium: 656.55mg
  • Calcium: 65.46mg
  • Potassium: 775.09mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 3.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.76mg
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